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Shiv Sena Women: Violence And Communalism In A Bombay Slum

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This remarkable book, based on Atreyee Sen's immersion into the low-income, working-class slums of Bombay, tells the story of the women and children of the Shiv Sena, one of the most radical and violent of the Hindu nationalist parties that dominated Indian politics throughout the 1990s and into the present. The Sena women's front has been instrumental in creating and sust ...more
Unknown Binding, 220 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Not Avail (first published December 1st 2007)
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I read this because I am teaching Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity this fall in a reading skills class, and I wanted more background. The writing is a little dry towards the end, but the book is packed with information and careful analysis. In particular, it also looks at why woman are attracted to ultra-conservative ideas.
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